All content, of both the original and this blog, is written from my point of view and is my opinion. I believe it to be accurate at the time it is written. ~ Kyle Prast, Brookfield resident since 1986

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter 2013: 'Christ Is Risen' musical Good Friday and Saturday & Easter Sunday Services

 "Over two thousand years ago Jesus Christ willingly endured the anguish of the cross--then three days later rose from the dead proving His deity and power. The amazing part of this true story is that He did it all for you so that you could personally experience His free gift of salvation."

If you do not have a church home, I would like to invite you to Brookside's church services this weekend. (My church). Find out how Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection can change your life.

On Good Friday and Saturday, The Brookside choir and orchestra will present their musical: Christ Is Risen at 7pm on Friday, March 29th and at 5pm on Saturday, March 30th.

On Easter Sunday morning, there are 3 service times to choose from on March 31st: 8am, 9:30am and 11am. A Continental Breakfast is served from 8:40am - 10:40am in the Fellowship Hall. There is no Sunday evening service this week.

Brookside is easy to find. It is just 1/2 mile north of Capitol Drive on Pilgrim Road, just south of Lisbon Road. For more information, check the church website:

 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week,
 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord 
came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, 
rolled back the stone and sat on it. 
His appearance was like lightning, 
and his clothes were white as snow. 
The guards were so afraid of him that they shook 
and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, 
for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 
He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. 
Come and see the place where he lay. 
Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 
‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. 
There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

It's spring! Time for Midwest Gaming Classic at Brookfield's Sheraton Hotel - March 23 & 24

Billy Mitchel - 2004*
Broke world record!
Although the weather isn't exactly springlike, the calender says it's time for that annual springtime treat for gamers, the Midwest Gaming Classic! What's a Midwest Gaming Classic? Why, its "the largest all-encompassing electronic gaming trade show in the Midwest:"

This year, it will again be held at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, at 375 South Moorland Rd., just south of Brookfield Square and north of I-94.

The 2013 event runs from Saturday, March 23, from 10am to 8pm, and Sunday, from 10am to 5pm. Check their Event Guide for the schedule. Tickets are $35 for the entire weekend or $30 on Saturday and $15 on Sunday. Children 10 and under get in free with a paying adult. There are pinball and video arcade games to play--all set on free play, pinball and video arcade machines, accessories and parts to purchase, and fun to be had!

Don't feel like playing non-stop? Attend a Panel or Presentation. Billy Mitchel will be returning to present Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and High Scores at noon on Sunday. And unlike Mitchel's last visit, in 2004 when Mitchel publicly broke the record on my son's Donkey Kong machine, my hubby will have his Sharpie ready for an autograph!

*Photos are from the Midwest Gaming Classic archives.

Past Posts:
Midwest Gaming Classic at Brookfield's Sheraton Hotel - March 27 & 28, 2010
Play pinball and arcade games at the Midwest Gaming Classic

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

25 new homes proposed for Linfield Crossing resubdivision

Photo taken from Red Mill parking lot on Tulane
Up to twenty-five new single family homes are proposed for southeast Brookfield on the former Linfield Elementary School site*.

If the re-subdividing of the 6.539 acre site is approved, it will be called Linfield Crossing, and so far, it seems like a good fit for the existing neighborhood.

If this is of interest to you, there will be a Public Information Meeting, conducted by city staff, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 20th, at Brookfield City Hall. Kevin Anderson of Neumann Companies--the applicant--indicated, "Lot purchase packages on the lots may range from $350,000 to $325,000."

A Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 for 7:45 pm at Brookfield City Hall. The parcel is presently zoned R-3, single family with a Conditional Use overlay for the school. The zoning will need to be changed to solely R-3.

Take a look at the Concept Plans: Aerial View, Dwelling Locations, and Frequently Asked Questions Page

The Linfield School site is located just north of Greenfield Ave. between Elm Grove Road and Chester Street, with Tulane Street on its northern border.  It once was part of the Elmbrook School District but was closed in 1984. It sat empty until Heritage Christian Schools rented the school in 1989 and eventually purchased the property for just over $1 million in 1997. Heritage moved out a few years ago and the property has been up for sale since then. The expense of asbestos removal put a stop to re-purposing the building.

The Linfield Crossing proposal calls for the razing of the school building and subdividing the acreage into about 25 single family lots in the Kinsey-Garvendale subdivision  That subdivision was originally recorded in 1929, and predated the incorporation of the City of Brookfield in 1954. Before Lindfield was built, students in this area attended Shady Nook School on 124th and Greenfield.

Incidentally, the Kinsey - Garvendale land was once owned by the late Alderman James Garvens' family and the Kinseys. Kinsey Park, on Elm Grove Road and Kinsey Park Drive is named after the Kinsey family, who set that land aside as a bird sanctuary.

Kinsey-Garvendale, with its smaller lot size, was set up to be a more affordable alternative to neighboring Sunnyside (where I live), where lots are at least one acre or more. The Kinsey Garvendale subdivision lots were originally platted much smaller than they are today and had an alley for garage access, but with each home needing its own septic system and well, these small lots were not appropriate. So they reconfigured them, sometimes combining 2 to 3 lots to make one. This is why Linfield Crossing is called a re-subdivision.

Brookfield does not have much new, build-able land. If Linfield Crossing is approved, the new residents will find the area, as we do, a very convenient location: close to shopping, the interstate, downtown Milwaukee, etc.

*Thank you Aldermen Lisa Mellone and Renee' Lowerr for sending out the Lindfield Crossing information.

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Dr. Jerry Bergman: Hitler and the Nazi Darwinian Worldview, Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Did you know that Adolf Hitler and his henchmen were heavily influenced by Darwinian dogma? That, in fact, Darwinism was the driving force behind their attempt to wipe out the Jewish people as well as others they considered racially inferior?

These are among the truths revealed in Hitler and the Nazi Darwinian Worldview, the latest book by renowned creation scientist Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.

Dr. Bergman will explore these aspects of Hitler’s Third Reich and the Holocaust at an upcoming presentation to the Creation Science Society of MilwaukeeHis talk is slated for 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at Grace Bible Church, 2643 S. 117th St., West Allis--north of Cleveland Ave, south of Lincoln. The presentation is free and open to the public. (Note time change: The talk will immediately follow a 7 - 7:15 pm short CSSM business meeting.)

Among the questions Dr. Bergman will answer are these:
  • Was Hitler a Christian, or did he hate Christianity?
  • Were Christian leaders in Nazi Germany deceived by Darwinism?
  • What contribution did Darwinism make to the anti-Semitism and eugenics that reigned in Nazi Germany?
  • What lessons should we be applying in the U.S. today?
Dr. Bergman has done massive research to demonstrate the impact Darwin has had on our world in what is arguably the signature event of the 20th century.  Though a difficult subject, given the continuing triumph of evolutionary thought in today’s world, from classroom through boardroom, and renewed interest in topics from eugenics and euthanasia, it’s a topic that we should all study as relentlessly as the Nazis did. One very sad fact regarding the Holocaust was that the Nazi's counted on Christians choosing to compromise.

Don’t miss this important presentation! I heard Dr. Bergman speak on The Dark Side of Charles Darwin 2 years ago, when he gave a chilling look into the life of Charles Darwin. Tuesday's talk promises to be even more compelling. Whether you are a student of history or just concerned about society's growing disrespect for life today, you will find Dr. Bergman will provide you with new insights into the connection between Darwinism, Nazism, and racism.

Dr. Bergman's education and background:
Dr. Bergman has taught biology, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, anthropology, geology, and microbiology at Northwest State College in Archbold, Ohio, for over 25 years. He has also taught at the Medical College of Ohio, the University of Toledo, and Bowling Green State University.

He has nine degrees, seven of them graduate or post-graduate, from such schools as the Medical College of Ohio, Wayne State University in Detroit, The University of Toledo, and Bowling Green State University. He has over 800 publications appearing in 12 languages, as well as 20 books and monographs on topics ranging from mental health and religious discrimination to vestigial organs, psychology and religious cults. He has also contributed to dozens of textbooks and has presented over 100 scientific papers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Dr. Bergman's Articles on Creation are posted on the lower portion of this link

The above information was taken from Genesis Matters and a CSSM press release.

Upcoming Events: 
April 16, 2013, Tuesday, 7 pm, Jerry Frye: God is Angry and Man is Without Excuse - Romans 1: 18-20 at Brookside Baptist Church, 4470 N. Pilgrim Road, Brookfield, WI

Blog Archives - Creation Science:
Understanding Fossil Evidence
Answers in Genesis Nov. 2012 Conference
Origins, Beauty, and Wrath: Why What We Believe Matters Today
Purpose Precedes Creation
The Importance of Worldview & literal 6 day creation

Dr. Bolander: The Miracle of Human Development 
The great debate at UWM: 'Intelligent Design vs. Darwinism: Can Science Point to God?' Tues. March 6, 2012
Former evolutionist Paul Frank discusses Creation / Evolution debate 
Dr. Scott Hardin, From Fish to Amphibian (Impossible)
From Feminist Atheism to Biblical Truth 
Amazing video animation of inner life of cell  one component, a motor protein literally walked up the microtubule (at 3:20 mark), hauling a huge membrane bound cargo vesicle to its destination! (David Bolinsky, one of the animators, called it the FedEx guy of the cell. It is called a canesan, but I am not sure of the spelling.)

Creation Science Website Links:
Creation Ministries International 

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Obama on Sequester for Low Information Voters and other updates

Saturday Night Live aired a very clever parody last week, featuring President Obama (Jay Pharoah) holding a press conference to explain the consequences of sequester.  True to form, Obama brings in individuals negatively affected by the crisis-of-the-moment to illustrate his point.

If you could use a good laugh, watch. My favorite budget cut solution was offered by the air traffic controller.

As for President Obama's take on the dire consequences of cutting $45 billion from future growth this year, maybe he could fund the essential services by cutting back on his perpetual campaign mode travels, which burn $180,000 / hour for Air Force One services and numerous multimillion dollar vacation schedule? Another option would be to "fire Obama's $100,000 a year dog trainer"? After all, the Presidential pooch is no longer a puppy.

Obama could also search the couch cushions in his Oval Office, as Secretary of State John Kerry must have done to give Egypt $250 million (a quarter of a billion dollars) just 2 days after sequester took effect! Pretty good searching for a country that is flat broke.

We have plenty of money. The government's own CBO just revealed Federal Revenue to Set Record in 2013, "In fact, the $2.7 trillion in revenue will be the most money the federal government has collected in history."  Keep this in mind when the President insists we still need to increase tax revenue as a solution to our deficit.  (Been there, done that, in January.)

Clearly, we don't have a revenue problem; we have a spending problem.

UPDATES: Another example of unnecessary spending, considering our financial flat-broke status: TSA Sealed $50-Million Sequester-Eve Deal to Buy New Uniforms.

And this would be an example of cutting the music program so to speak: More sequester pain: White House cancels tours. Guess they had to do this since the Washington Monument already was closed for repairs.

As for our we are so broke we will have to furlough TSA agents, etc., how is it we have the money to post 400 Help Wanted ads for new government workers right after sequester, to do important work such as grow insects for the Agriculture Department or recreation aids for the Forest Service? Maybe they found some new couch cushions to search or started looking through the Presidents pants pockets for loose change?

More Reading:
SNL mocks Obama for sequester, lack of budgeting skills
Forbes: Sequester This! President Obama's Colossal Media Blunder
Kerry Praises Egypt's 'Version of the Democracy' 
CBO: Federal Revenue to Set Record in 2013 

Recent Post: Obama's Sequester Spending Cut Disaster Charade Continues

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